Black women vote more than any other demographic group.
Help us amplify their voices.
Four years ago, Black women headed to the polls with more force and fervor than any other demographic group in our country. We were instrumental in electing President Barack Obama--twice. The past two election cycles have proven our power and our strength in numbers, and we are ready to help mobilize our mothers, sisters, daughters and friends in the next round.
The election of the first Black president was as substantive as it was symbolic, with major policy wins like more affordable health care, a step toward universal pay equity for women and more access to higher education through Pell grants. But despite being so instrumental in presidential elections, Black women continue to be the most ignored voting bloc.
Proportionally, Black women vote more than any other group of citizens. Without us, the outcome of next year’s election is far from a sure thing. This is why we are pushing forward an economic agenda that elevates Black women and lifts up their entire households. We’ve asked what is most important to Black women in the next election cycle, and we got a clear, definitive answer.
We stand poised to center any electoral discussion that happens over the next 11 months on the issues that are most important to Black women, like quality jobs, affordable health care and affordable education. As the only Black-led national organization with 501(c)4 status, we are independently run, and we engage directly with political candidates. That means that making sure Black women are heard in this next election is our responsibility. But in order to do that, we will need your help. We have big plans for next year, including get out the vote efforts that focus on Black women, challenging candidates to answer our questions on policies that benefit Black women and hosting a virtual town hall to discuss Black women’s issues in the next election. This is an ambitious undertaking for us, and we hope you will join us.
In order to carry out campaigns that center Black women voters and their needs, we will need your help.
Arisha, Brandi, Brittaney, Tatiana, Michele, Sheena, Malika, Enchanta, Yeshi and the rest of the ColorOfChange team
ColorOfChange is building a movement to elevate the voices of Black folks and our allies, and win real social and political change. Help keep our movement strong.